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Lane Cove

Average Rating:    (4.4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 10

From the top head down the paved track. Follow it until you see a group of houses and then follow the wide single track that would shortly head back into the bush and continue downhill. It would get narrower and a lot harder as it heads towards the first creek. Cross the creek (you gotta carry the bike and it is uncrossable after heavy rain). Then turn left and follow fire trails and join with the Great North Walk after crossing Lane Cove River. You will follow this track for approx 2km before hitting a paved cycleway called Browns Waterhole (it links Turramurra with the M2 and Eastwood). Head up the hill (watch out for on-coming cyclists). Just before you reach Kissing Point Road there should be a fire trail to your right. Follow it. There's so much you can do around here that you CAN'T get lost. Anyway, you will reach Ryde Road soon. Head across De Burghs Bridge and head into Lane Cove NP via the road. Just pass the tollgates (thank god we don't pay anything!!!) there's a single track to your left. Follow it. It will wind itself along the beautiful Lane Cove River and heads into many picnic areas. Eventually you will get to the kiosk. From there it is a long uphill road climb to Chatswood Station.
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Latitude
-33.78827853625995
Longitude
151.1437225341797
Trail Directions
Start at Pennant Hills Station - head across Pennant Hills Road at the suspension footbridge and then down The Crescent. Turn left about 100m downhill into Brittania Street. Turn left when you reach a roundabout. About 50m onwards there should be a trackhead on the right. It should be a paved single track.
Trail Length
20km
Trail Level
Beginner
Trail Type
Fire Roads
City/County
Pennant Hills and Chatswood
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Review Date
December 30, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: arpit ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
The 'wide singletrack' is illegal to ride- the sign seems pretty recent. I advise you to check out a map of the area available from http://www.step.org.au/ to find one of the (numerous) ways to bypass it.



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Review Date
January 5, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: the_bald_guru ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This is an awesome trail. I usually turn left onto the paved path, then follow it around to the off-road section, before in turn following that around to the Whale rock circut (check your UBD if you don't know where that is). But lately, I've been heading down to the gates at the end and hitting the jumps down in there. Whoever built those, cheers. Lotta good times in there. If anyone can point out some better trails in there (I've been mainly hitting the trail to Browns waterhole, under the M2 via the tunnel, then back home up Beecroft road) can they e-mail the info to me? address is mtbfrek2@hotmail.com

Recommended Route:
I like going down the road near the archery range, then going in the gate, chucking a right at the first fork. Then go down there to Lane Cove creek, before heading right before the big hill leading down to the creek. Then head up there until the huge hill where only totally whacked freeriders would ride down (sorry guys) just after the fourth creek crossing (where you can't ride). Then turn right and go out to Cheltenham, near the train track. Go up there, chuck a right, up the hill near the train station. Then go left at the lights, over the bridge, and follow that out all the way to beecroft road (it's the really busy one)(Cheltenham Girls is on your right). Here, turn right for Pennant Hills or left for Epping. Its an easy ride either way. Have Fun

Other recommended trails in the same area:
I'm boring. The only ones I know of are down behind the Scout centre.



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Review Date
January 5, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: the_bald_guru ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This is an awesome trail. I usually turn left onto the paved path, then follow it around to the off-road section, before in turn following that around to the Whale rock circut (check your UBD if you don't know where that is). But lately, I've been heading down to the gates at the end and hitting the jumps down in there. Whoever built those, cheers. Lotta good times in there. If anyone can point out some better trails in there (I've been mainly hitting the trail to Browns waterhole, under the M2 via the tunnel, then back home up Beecroft road) can they e-mail the info to me? address is mtbfrek2@hotmail.com

Recommended Route:
I like going down the road near the archery range, then going in the gate, chucking a right at the first fork. Then go down there to Lane Cove creek, before heading right before the big hill leading down to the creek. Then head up there until the huge hill where only totally whacked freeriders would ride down (sorry guys) just after the fourth creek crossing (where you can't ride). Then turn right and go out to Cheltenham, near the train track. Go up there, chuck a right, up the hill near the train station. Then go left at the lights, over the bridge, and follow that out all the way to beecroft road (it's the really busy one)(Cheltenham Girls is on your right). Here, turn right for Pennant Hills or left for Epping. Its an easy ride either way. Have Fun (.) (.) = -------

Other recommended trails in the same area:
I'm boring. The only ones I know of are down behind the Scout centre.



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Review Date
September 12, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: scott in sydney ,  Racer

Summary:
This area is sweet as. It caters for all levels. Technical single track, open fire trails, fast flowing, and tight winding. Ridden this area for about 10 years and it's still as sweet as the first time i rode it. Only downside is that some guys are creating their own tracks and starting to wreck it. STOP IT. National Parks will fine you up to $3000 and ban all riders. Best time to ride is after a big rain... awesome creek bed tracks and creek crossings. worth a look.

Recommended Route:
Endless routes and variations along side tracks. I reckon there's about 100km worth of tracks between chatswood, pennant hills and up the great north walk past hornsby. avoid hornsby end if you mid carrying your bike up some rock faces occasionally

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Oxford Falls/Red Hill



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Review Date
October 30, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Mick , from Dural

Summary:
The first part of the track is very good. From the gates at Penno, there are some single track loops off the fire trail. Pretty fast, I had trouble but Im a rookie. After crossing the creek and turning right, track is good through to Browns waterhole, all fire trail. From there through to Ryde road is a bit of everything. There are a lot of good sections, some cool drops, and I was particularly pleased with myself riding down the stairs of one of the wooden bridges. I had a lot of trouble in some sections, where it seemed impossible to ride. Again only new at this sport so not sure how others would go. Found myself walking and dragging bike up a fair few sections just before the bridge. Noticed a fire trail behind some houses in the Pymble area, close to the single track, perhaps easier for newbies to ride this. I did it on a weekday, so didnt have any trouble with people or other bikes in the tight spots. Can imagine this gets pretty busy on a weekend. Didnt ride the single track after De Burgs bridge. The sun was setting so had to ride the road in the Nat. Park and start the climb up to Chatswood station. Took me just under two hours. Im sure other could do it a lot faster.

Recommended Route:
I rode the same route as other reviewers from Pennant Hills Park via Blue Metal Hill



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